• Pratik D. Bhattacharya, MD, MPH  (Co-Director/Science Advisor), Neurology, St Joseph Mercy Oakland Pontiac, Michigan
    • Patricia Boylan (MSA Caregiver/Treasurer), Home Builders Association, Monroe, Michigan
    • Kathleen Brennan, MS OT (Board Member), Castro Valley, California
    • Edwin B. George II, MD, PhD (Chair of Science and Medical Advisory Board – SMAB), Director of Movement Disorders, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    • Philip M. Fortier, MA (Executive Director), Department of Philosophy, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan
    • Elena Fracassa, MA (Board Member), Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan
    • Margaret MacLachlan, MA, CCC-SLP (Board Member), Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • Darlene Serazio Steenholdt (Event Planner/Secretary), Serazio Design, Inc., St. Clair Shores, Michigan
    • John Scharfenkamp, MA, LLP (Board Member), Clarkston, Michigan
    • Mary Jane Scharfenkamp (Board Member), Clarkston, Michigan
    • Charlene Soleau, MA, (MSA Patient Advocate), Fraser, Michigan ~ RIP, Now, She Helps Us From Heaven! May She Soar With the Angels!
    • Kym Thompson (MSA Caregiver Advisor/Social Media Advisor), Baldwin, Wisconsin
    • Corey Whittlesey-Sutton (MSA Caregiver/Fundraiser Advisor), Redford, Michigan
    • Gary Zammit, PhD (Science Advisor), Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York
*All board members and research advisors are volunteers. Defeat MSA has no paid staff or contracted employees and each board member is passionately driven by their personal or family connection to the disease.